Road freight

Transporting non-dangerous goods by road including regulations, guidance, funding opportunities, statistics, longer semi-trailer trial.


  1. Manage your vehicle operator licence

    Update your HGV or PSV operator licence (O licence), add more vehicles, increase your vehicle limit and add or remove a transport manager

  2. Apply for a vehicle operator licence

    Apply and pay for a HGV, PSV or interim operator licence (O licence) if you use vehicles to transport goods or passengers

  3. Being a goods vehicle operator

    Information about becoming a goods vehicle operator, getting a goods vehicle licence and complying with regulations

  4. Pay the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) levy

    Register for the HGV levy and pre-pay your levy

  5. Apply for a vehicle test or certificate for a lorry or trailer

    Send test and certificate forms using the technical application submission (TAS) service, including first time tests, notifiable alterations and replacing plating or test documents

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit
  2. International road haulage: operator licences and permits
  3. Keeping commercial vehicles safe to drive (roadworthy)
  4. Trailer registration
  5. Moving goods by road
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News and communications

  1. Jones Metcalfe Ltd T/A Express Freight Solutions, James John Blackburn, and Mark Dean Jones
  2. CEG Packaging Limited
  3. STAY REFUSED: Hall Bros. Transport Limited
  4. G Quinn International UK Limited, Gerald Quinn, and Paul Sinclair
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Research and statistics

  1. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: October 2017 to September 2018
  2. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe (RORO)
  3. Domestic road freight activity (RFS01)
  4. International road freight activity (RFS02)
  5. Road freight statistics: April 2017 to March 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Senior Traffic Commissioner's Statutory Documents: 2018 revisions
  2. The last mile – a call for evidence
  3. Mode Shift Revenue Support Scheme: administrative changes
  4. HGV Levy draft legislation: tax information and impact note
  5. Mode shift benefit values: calculating benefits technical reports
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Longer semi-trailer trial evaluation: annual report 2017
  2. Insecure loads on curtain-sided vehicles (F0004882)
  3. Longer HGV semi-trailers
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